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1948 CJ-2A Fremont, MI $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

There could be some value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2987498618026285/

“1948 Willys CJ2 A Has title and vin and dash plates 4 cylinder three speed Has Arctic top sold by montgomery wards Needs some work Previous owner said engine was rebuilt but then it sat, soaking now but not turning over yet Has title and dash and vin plates Front floor boards need some work , frame is good”

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December 1960 Jeep News

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures • TAGS: .

Instead of the usual eight pages, the 1960 issue of Jeep News is limited to four pages. Still, there’s some interesting information inside.

First, the front page article on the movie to-be-release movie “Pepe” described the forty-jeep-gala ballet filmed in Las Brisas as spectacular. I tried to find some clips from Pepe online, but have yet to see any. The CJ-3B page does a good job describing the Gala’s role, along with a few pics, in Pepe: https://cj3b.info/Siblings/SurreyPepe.html.

Second, on page three the article about the Hy-Rail FCs contains a noticeable goof. The title refers to the FCs as “FC-170″s, while the pics and text correctly show them as FC-150s.

Third, there’s a good photo of an FC-170 flatbed with a Mobile Drill mounted on it, the first example of an FC with a mobile drill that I’ve seen and the latest reference to the sale of a Mobile Drill.

Fourth, the article on the Fresno Four Wheel Drive Club underscores why so many jeeps continue to emerge from the Fresno/Clovis area. As of December 1960, the family-friendly jeep club had more than 350 members, likely making it the largest jeep club in the US. The club even had a newsletter, which at that time was edited by Mr. Otto Traeber and called “Four Wheeler”; sound familiar? This newsletter was also shared with other jeep clubs. One year and two months later, in February of 1962, a new vehicle magazine was introduced to the public, published out of Southern California: Four Wheeler Magazine.

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The FC-150 Mobile Cocktail Bar

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features • TAGS: .

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Craig shared the news that the FC-150 Mobile Cocktail Bar has been finished! You can view all the information and details on the build here: http://www.thefcconnection.com/fc-150_mobile_cocktail_bar.htmBelow are some highlights

This project began with a rusty FC-150 cab that was found in a field. It was paired with an equally rusty FC-150 bed. Coincidently, their colors matched pretty well. The owner decided it was not worth the money and time to repair the body and cab, so he went a different direction, creating a cocktail bar. Moreover, this contraption can travel as independent single units or be joined together and transported as a four-wheel rig thanks to some clever engineering!

The captions are from theFCConnection.

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Believe it or not this cab and bed came from two different vehicles. Most all of the body suffered from severe rust and would take quite a bit to repair. (The bed was found laying in a field)

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The idea here was to build a full scale bar that can be easily moved around inside a building and even moved outside for parties. The only real modification to the sheetmetal was the removal of the bed floor which was toast already.

Independent jigs were built under each body part so they can be separated for easy movement. The bartender can serve from inside of the bed with the floor removed and the custom tool box on the right side will make the perfect serving counter. The original look was preserved and all lights function to give it a completely opperational look.

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A receiver was also added to the front of the cab so it or the complete truck could be towed.

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Here we are with the tow hitch installed for easy transportation. The receiver tubes on the bed can be used as shown above OR the Tongue can be removed and the receivers used to join the bed to the cab.. 

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1950 French Poster on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

This French Army poster has a buy-it-now price of 136,50 Euros.

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“ORIGINAL FRENCH LITHOGRAPHY POSTER
ORIGINAL FRENCH VINTAGE POSTER IN LITHOGRAPH
LEARN A GOOD CAREER IN THE ARMY (1950)
Format : 60x77cm / size : 23×31 inches”

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Early Documented Post War Jeep Races

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

Doing some random searches, I learned that during the summer of 1946 several jeep races popped up across the country. One of them was very organized (#2), one was more of a performance (#1), one was impromptu (#4), and one provided no additional information (#3)

  1. On the night of June 1, 1946, in Ogden, Utah, jeep races and jeep-jumps-jeep events were planned by the local American Legion, along with other event. The jeep events were part of Lt. Dick Ryan’s traveling jeep rodeo, so I’d argue they were more of a performance than an organic race. (Ogden Standard-Examiner, June 1, 1946).
  2. A mid August 1946 five-mile jeep race for veterans was organized for the Plumas County Fair in California. Only standard jeeps and qualified WWII veterans could participate. Four jeeps were entered, with Clayt Joslin of Quincy  winning the event (As reported in the Feather River Bulletin August 22, 1946). First prize was $100, while second price was $50 (Indian Valley Record, Greenville, California, August 1, 1946).
  3. Around September 14, an impromptu jeep race was held at the West Tennessee District Fair. It was organized by folks were were driving jeeps that were servicing the race track for the fair (The Jackson Sun September 15, 1946).
  4. In October, jeep race(s) were held on October 04, 1946, at the Montana Youth Fair, in Kalispell, Montana. I could find no results or more information. (The Daily Inter Lake October 01, 1946, Kalispell, Montana)

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In unrelated news from 1953, this Yakima Ridgerunners photo hit some newspapers across the country. The example below was published in the June 24, 1953, issue of the Spokesman-Review, out of Spokane, Washington. Chet Thompson and Wally Klingele, both names synonymous with the early days of the Ridgerunners, are shown practice-racing for a July 4th event.

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Bantam BRC-60 Vac-U-Cast VS-105 Model Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

It is only $20 (includes shipping). This Vac-U-Cast VS-105 “Bantam Prototype 2” model tempted me. But then I spotted the “Bantam Prototype 1” Vac-U-Cast model jeep. I went with that instead.

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1963 FC-170 Indianapolis, IN BaT Auction

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: , .

Blaine shared this Bring-A-Trailer auction for a nice looking FC-170. I love the old school washer bag hanging from the dash. I have an OEM foot actuated bag in Patterson, but don’t have pics at the moment; instead, here are pics of the Allstate washer bag that came with Patterson.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1963-jeep-fc-170/

“This 1963 Jeep FC-170 is finished in two-tone red and white over beige vinyl and is powered by a 226ci Super Hurricane inline-six paired with a three-speed manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case. The truck is equipped with a bed-mounted spare, a hydraulic plow frame, and a rear-mounted winch. The selling dealer acquired the truck in 2017, and service during their ownership included an oil change and replacement of the brake lines as well as the rear brake drums and hardware. This Kaiser-built Jeep Forward Control is now offered in Indiana with a clean Pennsylvania title.”

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1948 CJ-2A College Station, TX $20,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Looks in great shape.

https://collegestation.craigslist.org/cto/d/wellborn-1948-willys-jeep/7145449404.html

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“48′ Willys Jeep
Excellent Condition
Complete Canvas Top
Vehicle starts up and runs, gauges work
All fluids recently changed
Family owned since the late 60’s”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Woodinville, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks solid. Title not finalized.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2948398445209959/

“Title is on the WA waiting period but vin number plates are all matching. Stock motor and drive train Stock color Converted to 12v & electronic ignition & one wire alternator Rebuilt carb Locking front hubs Roll bar Tow bar Rebuilt suspension steering and leaf springs New KYB shocks Disc brake conversion on front Stock PTO winch Dana 44 rear end included Custom made rear tire & jerry can carrier Has a full “best top” soft top wit with doors New 7.50-16 tires Authentic WWII mb Grille but has the stock grill and headlights as well.”

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1941 Chevrolet Tow Truck Lake Geneva, WI $11,500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

I know nothing about this model, but looks like a nicely updated rig.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2961284103967909/

“Sbc 350/350 trans.Edelbrock carb/intake.Rv cam.64 2wd C10 frame.Power disc up front,manual steering.Autometer gauges”

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1953 CJ-3B Newport, VT $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/10/2020) This custom oddity could be worth a look. It might make a good restoration project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1597726797051226/

“Runs & drives great. 30 minutes on new motor. PTO…. Black tank is hydraulics, white tank for gas. Has gauges, etc… This is a one off, custom built by a car restoration company log splitter that was used for many years, then rebuilt & basically stored in the warehouse. Been started every year. This is a badass toy!!! I’ll dig it out from under the new clutter for the serious buyer”

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1954 CJ-3B Rockwall, TX $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Looks solid. No description provided.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/rockwall-1954-cj-3b-willys-jeep/7147057270.html

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1974 CJ-6 Fort Worth, TX $8700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

Has some mods.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/cto/d/fort-worth-1974-cj6/7146231661.html

“1974 CJ6
Strong inline 6 with 3 speed transmission. Dana 30 front axle and dana 44 rear. Upgraded steering and Weber carburetor. Super lift suspension with heavy duty shackles. Rear tire swing bumper. New gauges with GPS speedometer. Full soft top with doors.
It’s a very smooth ride and a blast to drive. Feel free to message me with your questions.”

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Year? M-38 Lancaster, NY $5900

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Doesn’t run.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1524076321099292/

“From southern cal. New front springs, proper paper work from D M V solid body no rust motor turns free needs restoration”

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1948 CJ-2A Fremont, IN $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a Pinto engine. Lacks cowl steps.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/608777199748167/

“1948 Willys with Pinto conversion. Great running vehicle, new battery and freshly serviced. New tires. Great restoration candidate, or great driver as is. $9000 / obo. ”

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Year? DJ-3A Killeen, TX $2000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Not sure it’s worth the price, but there could be some useful DJ-3A parts on this rig.

https://killeen.craigslist.org/cto/d/harker-heights-antique-cars/7148508039.html

“Willys Jeep – $2,000”

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1947 CJ-2A St. Agatha, ME $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/26/2020) Runs, but not road ready.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/675329166620546/

“1947 Willys CJ2a Jeep. Flathead 4 cylinder with manual trans. This Jeep runs and drives but will need work before it’s road ready. Body is in fair condition. Drivetrain is good and all components work. UPDATES: This Jeep has a one piece windshield, 12 volt electrical conversion, oil filter conversion and new suspension. Sold as is on a bill of sale only.”

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1946? Flattie Dayton, OH $1600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Last Ride, MB

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1600.

(04/03/2020) It’s a mix of parts. Has MB body, CJ-3A windshield, and CJ-2A Grille.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2613265358949364/

“46 willys jeep all original 1800cash only”

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Willys Parts Charlotte, MI

• CATEGORIES: Parts

UPDATE: Still some parts.

(04/16/2019) Seller has a variety of parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/562299270949891/

“Lots of 40’s, 50’s jeep willys parts, few sets of axles, transmissions, tcases, leaf springs, hoods, w/s frames. And more.. Located in Charlotte Michigan X posted Happy to provide any pics or info needed”

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1950 CJ-3A Eagle River, WI $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Not much value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2635106676732453/

“Willys CJ2a. Believe it’s a 1950 but not a 100%. No motor, trans, transfercase or driveshafts. It’s rough but original. No title or VIN tags. Want it gone. $500 OBO”

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1953 CJ-3B Round Pond, ME $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/21/2019) Body is rough.

https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/round-pond-1953-willys-jeep/7146629343.html

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“Straight from an island off the coast is a 1954 Willy’Jeep. Desirable CJ3B model. Partially restored; body rough, but frame and drivetrain solid. Many new parts added to frame and motor. Bag of new parts and manual goes with it. Understanding is that it was stored in a sealed barn for last 10 years when it was put in deep storage. It ran prior to being placed into deep storage and was stored in the proper manner for doing so.”

 

 
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August 1953 Article “Jeeps Goes International”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

I bought this August 1953 issue of Cars magazine for the jeep article, but it also has all kinds of interesting information in it. The article “The Jeep Goes International” by Evan Jones highlights how various companies in different countries were capitalizing on the demand for jeep vehicles by manufacturing jeep-like vehicles of their own. The story discusses the new Austin Champ, the Fiat Campagnola, the Land Rover, and the Delahaye V.I.R.

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Fabulous Tuckers Museum & Road Show

• CATEGORIES: Features

The jeep-related story in the August 1953 issue of Cars Magazine was interesting, but what really caught my eye was reading a letter-to-the-editor by someone named Nick Jenin. In his short note, he mentioned that he owned five Tucker Torpedo cars and operated a museum called “The Fabulous Tuckers” in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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August 1953 issue of Cars Magazine. Nick Jenin’s letter-to-the-editor.

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January 23, 1953, in the Fort Lauderdale News

Jenin purchased a total of ten Tuckers between 1952 and 1957. Jenin loved his Tuckers, enough to operate a traveling Tucker show that was also called the “Fabulous Tuckers”. TheOldMotor.com website has some great vintage photos of the traveling road show.

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Photo Credit: http://www.tuckerclub.org/contact/

In 1959, Nick Jenin was interviewed by the Miami Herald:

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February 27, 1959, in The Miami Herald.

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February 1949 Ad “3 … Useful Farm Vehicles” on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This “3 of American’s Most Useful Farm Vehicles” ad was published in Cappers Farmers Magazine in February of 1949.

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“DESCRIPTION:.. Original magazine ad from 1949. This taken from a magazine called Cappers Farmer so was directed toward the farm community. Shows various uses of the Jeep on the farm. A little bit of natural age tones —the item shown is the item you will receive–please look closely. The size is about 10 x 13.50″ ….”

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1946? Fiberglass Jeep Jackson, MI $14,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: .

Better pics and more info would be great.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/279069916792372/

“THIS 46 WILLYS ASSEMBLED TITLE,EXCELLENT CONDITION MUST SEE. V8 AUTO. NO ODOMETER 1257 E.McDEVITT AVE JACKSON MI 49203”

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